What are the best free tools to help manage social media?

Looking for the best tools you can use to mae your social media management work easier, the you this article will help you.

I am guessing it’s one  of the following reasons.

  1. The best social media post branding tool
  2. A social listening tool.
  3. Content ideal tool

Anyways, I know how hard it is to keep up with social media trends and still remain relevant in your business.

So in this article, I’ll be listing out some amazing tools that will simplify your work and save a lot of work time.

To speed up things, I have created an easy category for you to quickly go through whether you are a beginner or an advanced social media content creator.

       Feedly.com: This site is a great resource for curating content and finding content ideas from different niches.  Feedly aggregates content from around the web that you can save or share with your audience. 

You can easily create your personal news feed, to save contents that you are interested in.

Feedly is free to use for startups. But If you want to take your content research deeper, you can sign up for their pro plan which costs $5.41 per month billed annually.

The paid plan allows you to integrate and share contents easily into other services like Evernote, Google alerts, Google news, pocket, onenote and Dropbox.

With the paid plan, you can have access to unlimited contents and deeper research.

Feedly allows team members to share feeds, boards, notes and highlight on industrial trends.

Feedly also has mobile apps that you can install on your smartphones. 

This is helpful as you can easily curate Contents to read later.

If you think you need this, click here to sign up feedly.com

With Feedly, you can easily organize all your publications, blogs, YouTube channels, and more in one place and consume and share more efficiently. No more zig zagging. All the content comes to you in one place, in a clean and easy-to-read format.

People use Feedly to read blogs, learn new topics, and track keywords, brands and companies.

Feedly offers useful integrations with Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Buffer, OneNote, Pinterest, LinkedIn, IFTTT, and Zapier so that you can easily share stories with your networks and teammates.

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Flipboard: Like Feedly, Flipboard is another robust information resource. Why I love this site is because it gives you interactive content on what you are really interested in. Whether in health, technology, finances, entrepreneurship, entertainment, lifestyle or sport. You will get loads of contents to digest and see what is trending.

Flipboard is not only a place to curate contents but also to share contents with over 145M people..

It’s free to curate and share content but if you want to be a publisher you will need to upgrade to their paid plans.

They also have mobile apps you can install for easy usage.

Want to have juicy contents?  start here flipboard.com.

Google Alert: Where else can you know what’s trending if not on the content king. Google Alert notifies you of the latest trends in your niche or industry… You can easily set it up by clicking on here Google Alert and set it up….

Answerthepublic:

As the name implies, this tool curates a large database of search queries made by internet users. All you need to do is input the keyword that is related to your industry and try as much as you can to give answers to the query.

It is an easy content idea generator. You can craft contents based on the questions people are asking.

To know what your customers are asking click here. Answerthepublic.com

Designing and Creating Your Social Media Contents..

  1. Canva:

Canva gives you some awesome templates to choose from even if you have zero design skills. They have a large library of different social media templates you can use. All you need to do is tweak it to your brand colours and customize it anyway you want.

It is a free tool for every content creator, whether you are a blogger, or you create content for your social media audience. If you want to do a project with your team you can upgrade to the paid version.

What can you do with canva?

You can create any type of social media graphic post. Whether a Facebook ads, or Instagram post, ebook covers, PDF doc types or infographics. The list is endless. 

To get started with this tool click here canva.com

2. Crello: This is another amazing tool like canva. It is a graphic and video designing tool that anyone can use to create stunning and professional looking designs. The beautiful thing about this tool is that you also have an extensive library of templates to choose from either as a beginner or an advanced content creator.

The interface is like that of canva.  One thing that distinguishes Crello from Canva is the ability to create animated social media posts for free.

The tool is free with limited templates resources but you can upgrade to their paid plans, if you want more.

Prefer crello? Start here crello.com

Stencil:

Creating social media graphics has never been easier with this tool. The only downside of this tool is that the free plan has some restrictions. You are limited on the number of images you can upload. But it is still an awesome graphics tool worth mentioning.

See what stencil can do here: getstencil.com

Venngage: 

Are you looking for a library of infographics template? Like you really do not have the time to start creating from scratch yeah? Then vennage will help you present your data with cool infographics.

You can become a graphics wiz using this tool.

Wanna try it out? Click here: vennage.com

Picmonkey:

If you are an advanced graphics maker, this tool will be useful for you. And you don’t have to limit your creativity. Unlike the other tools I mentioned previously, this tool allows you to edit photos, adding filters and effects. You can easily clone and mask photos too. 

I prefer to use this tool to create amazing logo designs…

Are you a pro graphics designer, then try out this tool picmonkey.com

Now that we have seen the amazing tools we can use to create professional brand graphics, let me show you where you can get professional stock photos for free.

  1. Unsplash.com
  2. Pixabay.com
  3. Pexels.com
  4. Vector images

Professional Video CreationTools.

  1. Animator.com
  2. Power.
  3. Snapsoap.
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